Lil Twist, a Young Money rapper who was born Christopher Moore, is speaking out after being criticized for his influence on his best friend Justin Bieber.
Twist, 20, has been the subject of news headlines amid speculation about 19-year-old Bieber's recent behavior. "Lil Twist-- Bad Influence on Justin Bieber," a TMZ headline read earlier this year.
After similar headlines followed for months, Twist took to his Instagram account to speak out against the claims that he is the reason for Bieber's seemingly rebellious attitude as of late.
"I'm no influence, and I'm not running round claiming to be this role model… I live life, I'm a young adult who makes mistakes, (expletive) ups, #baddecisions , whatever u wanna call them like the rest of the (expletive) civilians in America," Twist wrote on the social media picture sharing website. "But it makes u more of a bad person to sit home and judge someone u haven't took the time to learn about."
The rapper's rant didn't end there. He specifically spoke out about his issues with the media who have pegged him as the reason that the famous Canadian singer was allegedly smoking marijuana, having wild parties and engaging in aggressive behavior.
"To the (expletive) media, the people on the teams that smiles in your face then 'try' to bash your name when u walk off.. u know the people that I don't give 1 (expletive) about… I'm disgusted by your actions," Twist wrote on Instagram. "U know what I'm gonna clean up my act. #wildkidz #baddecisions."
Bieber, the Canadian crooner, defended his best friend in a recent interview with Teen Vogue magazine.
"When I first got signed, I moved to Atlanta and met Twist," Bieber told Teen Vogue recently. "The funny thing is, I was nobody when we were hanging out. Twist knows me for me."